CPES - ISTPED WorkshopRoanoke, VA. 7-19-00Integrated Multidisciplinary Data Converter Design B. Beihoff Rockwell Automation Solid State Power Lab Mequon, WI.
OUTLINE • Work Flow for Power Electronics Engineering • Tools • Integration Strategy • Translation Strategies • Future Requirements • Conclusion and Recommendations
Work Flow for Power Electronics Engineering Application Requirement Marketing Product Request Engineering Specification Power Concept Control Concept Electrical Test Files Solid Models Mechanical Tests Solid Models FEM Electrical Models Field Models Solid Models FEM Electrical Models Field Models Alpha Test Bed Detail Design Beta Industrialization Solid Models FEM Electrical Models Field Models Solid Models FEM Electrical Models Field Models Electrical Test Files Mechanical Test Files Solid Models FEM Electrical Models Field Models Electrical Test Files Mechanical Test Files Electrical Test Files Thermal Imaging Thermal Monitoring Vibration Solid Models FEM
Tools Electromechanical Design Electrical Power Design Control Design Solid Models FEM Field Models Thermal Models PCB Design Power Circuit Simulation Small Signal Simulation PCB Design Control Modeling ASIC Design Small Signal Simulation PCB Design Mixed Signal Simulation P-Spice Saber Mentor PADS Simulink Easy_5 ACSL SIMPLIS etc …... ANSYS Maxwell Saber Pro_E Ideas Mentor PADS etc …. Mentor View Logic p-Spice Cadence Simulink Saber Etc ... MANY RELATED TOOLS .. WHAT ABOUT THE DATA ?
Integration Strategy Premise: Power Electronics requires maximum data sharing between Engineering Tools Thesis: Two Phases of Integration of Tools are suggested: - Translation to Common Data Format - Native Tool Integration of Common Data Format Premise: Data Forms required are more Similar than even already similar Engineering Tool types, therefore: Thesis: Tool Integration Could Be Accomplished by a Common Smart Data Structure
Translation Strategies Structured Translator Structured Data Engineering Tool 2 Engineering Tool1 PHASE I Engineering Tool1 Engineering Tool 2 Kernel Level Translation PHASE II Structured Data Structured Data
Translation Strategies Layout EM Assembly Solids Thermal Field Data Characteristics Needed: - Variational, Parametric Solids - S, N, SL, HDL Matrices - Hierarchical & Relational ASCII - Encapsulated Binary Electrical Model
Translation Strategies The Road to Translation Capability … ISO/IEC 10303 PDES -STEP II STEP I Parasolid Mdeck IGES 7-11 EDIF I & II Patran - NF DXF ETF - M M-Circuit ACIS -XM IGES I-5 GERBER Nist_Spice Net Universal DPF B -Spice Net A Data Structure That has Demonstrated Bridging the Gaps
Future Requirements & Recommendations • Active Participation by the Community in Making ISO/IEC 10303 a Living Standard and a Standard that we can live with... • Extension of ISO/IEC 10303 to include additional data structures such as pipelined data trees … • Cooperation from Tool Vendors and Industry to make a workable open system out of this standard … • The Power Electronics Community can serve as a test platform for the effort because of it’s multidisciplinary data transportability needs ….